Publisher's Summary

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.
This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 
Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew - and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.
A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the international best-selling author of The Secrets She Keeps.
©2018 Michael Robotham (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK
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Critic Reviews

"Will have you turning the pages compulsively." (The Times)
"Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them." (Linwood Barclay) 
"Superbly exciting...a terrific read." (Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By alison carrington on 17-06-2018

Well worth waiting for

I absolutely love the book from start to finish
The ending was very powerful
Love the relevant quotes throughout the book
I am feeling very close to Joe after all he's been through

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Joan on 23-06-2018

Enjoyed this book

I enjoyed the story that turned & twisted before reaching its conclusion. Good read the narrator was excellently

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 28-06-2018

Fantastic Installment To The Series

I really enjoyed this book. Great story, well written. Beautiful observations of the nature of humanity.
I loved the way the story is interwoven with deep insights on humanity, grief, relationships, power, greed, jealousy and fear. Superb.
Great respect for the narrator , sensitive, intelligent and a skilled actor.
Well done the whole production team. Highly recommended, much more than a crime story.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By mollyeyre on 16-06-2018

Really excellent

This was a very good story, when I first started listening I thought - Oh will it just be about lies within a family? That wouldn't be my cup of tea, but it proved to be a very good mystery about an attempted murder. Sean Barrett is such a good narrator, and he adds to the story. The characters are so well developed and one feels one knows them personally. I did guess the guilty party just a little while before the unveiling, but this didn't spoil my enjoyment.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By David M on 15-06-2018

The formula still works

This must be about book 9 in the Joseph O'Loughlin series but the formula still works. This book is as good as any of the previous 8. Great descriptive writing from the author. He makes you feel believe you are there in London following Joe O'Loughlin's every move and every thought. I like the Vincent Ruez character as well. This time the victim of the crime is Joe's own father. I got through the book in just 2 days, eager to find out "who done it", I was hooked.

Rather morose like all the other books in the series. Much of that being down to Sean Barrett's inimitable voice.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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